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NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books

NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books
85,951 users · 307,081 views Required scores: 1, 11, 18, 27, 40 How many have you read? Click items you've completed The Lord of the Rings Trilogy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Ender's Game The Dune Chronicles A Song of Ice and Fire Series Fahrenheit 451 The Foundation Trilogy Brave New World American Gods The Princess Bride The Wheel of Time Series Animal Farm Neuromancer Watchmen I, Robot Stranger in a Strange Land The Kingkiller Chronicle Slaughter House Five Frankenstein Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The Handmaid's Tale The Dark Tower Series 2001: A Space Odyssey (novel) The Stand Snow Crash The Martian Chronicles Cat's Cradle The Sandman Series A Clockwork Orange Starship Troopers Watership Down Dragonflight The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress A Canticle for Leibowitz The Time Machine 20,000 Leagues under the Sea Flowers for Algernon The War of the Worlds The Amber Chronicles

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Top 10 first lines in children's and teen books The boy and the old man arrived at the port at night. That's the first line in my debut novel, Close to the Wind, and I'm rather proud of it. The line doesn't shout out at you, but it does a lot of work establishing the tone of the book and giving you the setting and characters without any fuss.

What it means to "hold space" for people, plus eight tips on how to do it well - Heather Plett When my mom was dying, my siblings and I gathered to be with her in her final days. None of us knew anything about supporting someone in her transition out of this life into the next, but we were pretty sure we wanted to keep her at home, so we did. While we supported mom, we were, in turn, supported by a gifted palliative care nurse, Ann, who came every few days to care for mom and to talk to us about what we could expect in the coming days. She taught us how to inject Mom with morphine when she became restless, she offered to do the difficult tasks (like giving Mom a bath), and she gave us only as much information as we needed about what to do with Mom’s body after her spirit had passed. “Take your time,” she said.

Mordor After the destruction of the strongholds of evil in the north of Middle-earth at the end of the First Age, Sauron fled southwards seeking new lands. At the end of the first millennium of the Second Age, he chose a land walled by mountains, and there built his great fortress of Barad-dûr. After Sauron settled there, the land became known as Mordor (the Black Land) - no record of an earlier name for this region exists. House Of Books: The Most Majestically Beautiful Libraries Around The World Photographed By Franck Bohbot There is something special about a big beautiful room full of books. For those that love to read, there is nothing quite as exciting as a magical library, full of mysterious tales and heartwarming stories. French photographer Franck Bohbot loves reading so much he decided to travel the world in search of the most beautiful libraries. Franck recently moved to New York in 2013, and has since traveled near and far in search of exquisite locations to check out a good book and take a stunning photo. Some of the most jaw-dropping libraries he has yet to photograph include Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Biblioteca Angelica in Rome.

50 Mistakes Women Make While Having Sex We here at New York Pudding feel its’ time the women get called out since it’s usually the men taking a bad rap for inconsistincies and missteps in the bedroom… Sexual skill is something most often tasked to and expected of men, but sexual fulfillment is a two way street. Truly great sex requires skill and effort on the part of both partners, not just one. Daily Word Count Output of My Favorite Writers - Algonquin Redux I’ve noticed a lot of writers posting their daily word output on social media. The single common denominator of these posts, unfortunately, has been word counts that exceed my own. In hope of feeling better, I compiled some data on the typical daily productivity of writers I admire.

Top 20 Vampires in Books & Literature - Amazing Stories Vampires have been and will always be a wonderful creature that runs through the pages of comic books, graphic novels and literary books, but these few stand out as some of the best of the lot. Of course choosing vampires in literature is always a daunting task, and as such, is entirely subjective. 1. Lestat from The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice Lestat de Lioncourt from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. “The Brat Prince” has helped form what many see as the template for how a vampire should be in modern day fiction.

Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books For 2012 - Part One Friday, January 6, 2012 Last year we ran an article where we chose our top 10 most anticipated novels for 2011. It proved overwhelmingly popular, amassing just shy of 20,000 hits! The 9 Most Eerie Books and Grimoires Of All Time (old books, grimoires, black magic, occult, necronomicon, spells, creepy) The Voynich Manuscript Widely considered to be one of the most mysterious manuscripts in the history of Time As Perceived By Mankind, this book contains a ciphered unknown alphabet written on vellum (calfskin) and depicts bizarre plants, original astronomical charts, and odd interconnected bathtubs with tiny naked people. Cryptographers, mathematicians and linguists have been unable to decipher this book. Despite its arcane nature, scholars maintain it was written during the medieval years of 1404 and 1438. Its name comes from antique book dealer Wilfrid Voynich, who bought the book second-hand in Italy in 1912. (Source)

100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Practice precision when you select words. Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language Translate emotions into written body language We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it's easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character's state of mind.

The weird science of love Now playing Do our smells make us sexy? Popular science suggests yes — pheromones send chemical signals about sex and attraction from our armpits to potential mates. But, despite what you might have heard, there is no conclusive research confirming that humans have these smell molecules. 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels to Geek Out Over - Half Price Books Blog - HPB.com If your answer to every question is 42. If you can quote the three laws of Robotics. If you want to say “my precious” every time you see a gold band. Then this list is for you.

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